2009 Press Releases

 

Local Students Honor Senator Jack Reed for Championing RI College-Readiness Programming
Students from The College Crusade present Senator Reed with the Dr. Americo W. Petrocelli Distinguished Service Award

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The College Crusade Adds 301 New Students This Year
A new group of sixth graders from Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket joins the college-readiness program for urban youth

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Urban Students Use After-School Time to Aim at College
The College Crusade of Rhode Island launches a full schedule of programs for thousands of low-income students this fall

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Names Todd D. Flaherty, Ed.D., As Interim President & CEO
Seasoned educator combines a background in RI school leadership with expertise in educational policymaking at the local and national levels

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Local College Students Show Youth the “Ways to A’s”
Alumni of The College Crusade of Rhode Island are teaching a course in study skills to new sixth graders entering the program this summer
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Report Shows Early Focus on College Readiness Continues to Pay Off for RI Urban Students
Latest Annual Report Card from The College Crusade of Rhode Island reveals high college-going rates for its class of 2008, compared to state average

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Students Start a New Summer of Learning
The College Crusade of Rhode Island announces a full schedule of college-readiness programs for urban youth this summer

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Providence Student Brian Estrada Chosen to Attend National Youth Leadership Summit
Only 30 students selected nationwide this year

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Receives Grant Awards Totaling $85,000
Three local foundations support college-readiness programs and advisory services for Rhode Island students

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Awarded $1.88 Million in College Scholarships This Year
467 Rhode Island students are currently pursuing postsecondary degrees with the help of a College Crusade Scholarship

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Using Electronic Portfolio Design in Today’s Classroom
The College Crusade of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education sponsor a free college workshop for education professionals

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It’s April School Vacation Week – Let’s Go to College!
The College Crusade of Rhode Island will take local youth on visits to 19 college campuses this month

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Invited to Present at Regional Innovation Lab for Educators
Will highlight program impact and best practices in college readiness at New England Board of Higher Education conference on March 27

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Receives $100,000 Grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Contribution provides a significant match for federal funds that support college-readiness programs and services for Rhode Island students

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Names Todd D. Flaherty to Board of Directors
Former Deputy Commissioner of Education in Rhode Island is currently a senior policy consultant in education at the national level

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2009 Programs Promote a College-Going Culture for Rhode Island’s Urban Students
College-readiness programs offered by The College Crusade this winter and spring will prepare students for academic and career achievement

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The College Crusade of Rhode Island Announces 2008 All-Star Students
Four students from Providence, two from Woonsocket, and one from Central Falls win top honors in excellence awards for 2008

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